After Economic times are tough, but that is no reason for your pet to look shabby. This article will show you how to groom your miniature schnauzer at home, without paying the outrageous prices of dog groomers.
Things You’ll Need
•Dog trimmers or regular hair trimmers
•Blanket or floor covering
•Toe nail trimmers
•Towels and wash cloth
•Dog brush and comb
•Anti-itch spray (optional)
1. Prepare the equipment you will need. The process will be much smoother if you are well prepared. Everything you need should be nearby.
2. Begin shearing the dog with a pair of groomers clippers. You use the clippers in the same way you would a lawn mower. Shave in the opposite direction of the hair growth. Do not change direction once you have begun. Trim all the way down to lower sides. It is up to you how thick you would like to make the skirt. The skirt is optional. Some people like to leave a short skirt that makes a straight line from the shoulder of the dog to the beginning of the back leg. I shave the thigh, tail, and bottom completely.
3. After you have completely trimmed the dog’s torso and bottom, it is time to shave the neck and head. Do this with the same technique you used for the body. Trim from the back of the neck to the eye brow. It may be necessary to hold the dogs head in place. It is important for the safety of the dog, that the head is kept still.
4. Once, the head is trimmed, you should trim the back of your pet’s ears. Hold the ear gently in your hand and gently go over it with the clippers. Then, take scissors and trim the outline of the dogs ears. Be careful to not cut the dogs ear. One method is to place my finger across my dog’s ears so it is impossible to cut her.
5. Once you have finished trimming the ears, you may move on to the dog’s face. Again, it is up to you how you trim the face. One method is to use scissors to trim the dog’s bangs. Then move to the area around her eyes. Be sure to shorten the hair around the dogs eyes for enhanced visibility. Next, trim the beard. The style is up to you, some people prefer longer beards, while others prefer shorter ones.
6. Next, trim the areas of the chest, skirt, and legs with scissors.
7. Now, you can trim your dog’s toe nails. One suggestion is to use a battery powered toe nail trimmer. This method is much easier and safer. You simply place the dog’s toe nail in the hole on the top of the trimmer, and hit the on switch. Then, remove the nail when you are satisfied with the length.
8. Next, it is time to bathe the dog. First, pour warm water over the entire body of the dog. Then apply shampoo. Lather, Rinse, and Repeat.
9. Dry the dog of with a towel. (Tasha prefers a towel warmed in the dryer.) Let the dog air dry or use a blow dryer on low.
10. And last, brush the dog with a soft bristled brush.
•It is important to bathe your dog immediately following the completion of the haircut. Schnauzers have very sensitive skin. The presence of the removed hair can irritate their skin.
•Use a shampoo for dogs that cleans, conditions, and is for dogs with sensitive skin.
•Apply anti-itch spray to dogs with sensitive skin, this can be helpful in the prevention of “hot-spots”
•Groom the dog on a surface that is easy to clean (Carpet is not a good choice)
•Make sure to rinse and dry the dog, thoroughly paying close attention to the ears (Schnauzers are prone to ear infections).
•Be cautious when trimming around the dogs eyes and ears.
•This process should not be performed without adult supervision.
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